29 June 2000
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)
Site avec 2 personnages (E 392)
signed with the artist's initials and dated 'J.D.81' (lower right)
acrylic on paper laid down on canvas
19¾ x 263/8in. (50 x 67cm.)
Executed on 17 November 1981
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York.
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M. Loreau, Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet: Psycho-sites, fasc. XXXIV, Paris 1984, no. 392 (illustrated p. 105).
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